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2024.6.10

An Exhibition of Winning Photos: The 10th Photo Contest of A Wise Saying A Day Calendar “The Heart of Buddha”

An Exhibition of Winning Photos: The 10th Photo Contest ofA Wise Saying A Day Calendar“The Heart of Buddha”

Sponsorship: Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai

Supporting Organizations: KOSAIDO GROUP, NIHON SHASHIN KIKAKU

●Date: June 14th - September 8th, 2024
9:00 AM-5:00 PM

●Location : Byodoin Temple

116 Uji Renge,

Uji-shi, Kyoto 611-0021

● Admission free

※You must pay admission fee to enter the Byodoin Temple.

Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai held the 10th Photo Contest ofA Wise Saying A Day Calendarlast year under the auspices of the judges, Mr. Kenji Ishiguro, Mr. Yasushi Sugimata, Mr. Masanori Marubayashi, and Ms. Michiko Kaneko. The 32 winning photos will be exhibited with sayings from Buddhist sutras or the founders of various Japanese Buddhist denominations.

We will use these photos in 2025 calendar and in an exhibition to honor the winners and to create an opportunity for people to learn about the spirit of Buddhism.

On June 28th, 2024, at 10:00 AM and at 2:00 PM, the ceremony will be held at the exhibition space. Mr. Mohri Suzuki, a calligrapher who wrote the sayings for the calendar, will conduct a calligraphy performance and will inscribe your favorite phrases as well.

On June 27th, 2024, at 11:00AM, puppet show will be performed by Mr. Katami Eimei, who is a internationally famous researcher and a performer of puppet show. “Trunk Theater The Fukuwajutsu (ventriloquism)” that adult and children can enjoy will be played in the program. Please join the performance.


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Meditation - Calming the Mind -


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Buddha has always existed in the world.


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A single torch can light a hundred thousand others.


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Let our minds and bodies be flexible.


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Existing today does not mean we will exist tomorrow.


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It is difficult to be born a human being and even more difficult to hear the Buddha’s teaching.


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There is no night without a morning.

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